My New Acquisition - Old VW Content...

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by Monkey, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Well, for those of you who kinda know me, it looks like the GTI is going to remain the daily driver for the foreseeable future... meaning it is going to be quite some time before I get around to turbocharging it... if I ever do now.

    So I picked up this '66 Beetle project on Sunday. Overall it's in good shape, but it needs some work. The kid I bought it from thought for sure he cracked the case (that's essentially the engine block for non-VW-air-cooled folks), but I'm not so sure he didn't just blow out the rear main seal or the oil cooler seal. I'll have to pull the engine regardless, but since he thought the case was toast, he threw in a spare case. So that's cool. So, here's the new project. I probably won't get to dig in too deep for a while since I have a covered deck to build, a hardwood floor to install, and tile floors to install before I ever think about getting too far into the Beetle... and with the second baby due in a week, that will put a damper on much mechanic-type work for a little bit too. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    Anyway, what do y'all think?
  2. Sik!

    Air-cooled all the way baby.
    Now, ditch the air-cooled engine and put in an STi motor:D
  3. Sik!

    Air-cooled all the way baby.
    Now, ditch the air-cooled engine and put in an STi motor:D
  4. Sik!

    Air-cooled all the way baby.
    Now, ditch the air-cooled engine and put in an STi motor:D
  5. Sik!

    Air-cooled all the way baby.
    Now, ditch the air-cooled engine and put in an STi motor:D
  6. Wow, holy posts batman.
  7. Thanks. And that's a big, fat NO to the STi engine. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    You can see the mangled driver's side front fender in one of the photos... also missing that hub cap. But the fender is easy to replace (the dents pinched the metal too much for me to pound out) and so is the hub cap. I'm also going to have to do some sheet metal work on the bottom of the front apron. There are also some minor dents here and there on the hood that need attention. But hey, that's why they're called project cars, right? <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  8. Thats effing hot.
  9. i love it. some sort of porsche engine please.
  10. awesome man!! <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
  11. That's rad. It looks lowered to me.
    Do it up like in dalla's avatar.
  12. i'm a fan of beetles, but i don't like this to be honest.
  13. Really nice, reminds me a lot of my '67 when I got it. I see yours has original US-spec bumper fixtures, you should get some, really makes the car IMO. I'd work on getting some chrome window surrounds for the front and back (can't really tell if the rear pop-out surround is white or chrome in those photos, but guessing chrome). Are you a member over at VWvortex?
  14. It's lowered. The front has an adjustable beam and the rear has been turned some number of splines (I forget exactly). The rear also has some of those "helper" air shocks, so we inflated the air spring part of the shocks to raise the rear end up to help get it onto the trailer. When I got her pushed into the garage, I let the air out. It's pretty darn low. Lower than my GTI, and the front lip won't clear an upright 12-oz pop can... I love the stance on it.
  15. The pop-out and door windows have chrome surrounds. I am debating between the bare blades (I guess they're calling those the "Euro-style" bumpers nowadays) and the US-spec bumpers. I'm not a big fan of the T-bars and I have a rear blade...

    I'm also not a fan of all the decals on the windows, but that's an easy fix. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    Yes, I'm on VWVortex. I'm "CrazyMonkey" over there because someone had already taken "Monkey" when I signed up.
  16. Why not?
  17. Should be good either way. Really not a lot of ways to go wrong with a Beetle if you have bumpers on it and don't cut the roof off.

    Mine had lots of decals too, unfortunately I didn't have time/couldn't be bothered to remove them all. Sold it two weeks ago after just three months of ownership <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  18. it's lowered, the wheels, the rearlights
  19. I've always enjoyed the idea of bringing a Beetle back to life. They seem so simple and practical. I'd probably ruin it by putting in a ridiculous motor, and suspension that's worth more than the cost of the car to begin with.
  20. Oh yah, how much did you pay?
  21. Fair enough. Do you prefer the earlier "snowflake" tail lights? I like these way better than the ones that appeared on the later Beetles, but finding a pair of snowflakes would be neat. The wheels are factory with smoothie hub caps... is it the color? I love the stance and the wheels. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  22. $1200 not including the diesel I burned driving 4 hours one way to pick it up. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    Oh, that's not my truck either... it's my parents' truck and trailer... they only live a couple of miles from us, so it's pretty handy. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    Interesting tidbit I found out yesterday: the Oregon DMV agent has to physically check the VIN on vehicles that have been purchased out of state. So that means I have to load it onto the trailer again and haul it over to the DMV since I won't have much time to work on getting it running for a while and I'd really like to get the title transferred. Ugh. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  23. yeah i like snowflake much better. and yeah those wheels are stock, but it's the colour yes lol. i'm not such a fan for white wheels. annyway good luck with it! beetles are fun cars, allthough i wouldn't drive them on a daily basis.
  24. Wow that looks great, congrats
  25. Congratulations man. I was looking at a 1973 beetle for $750, is it even worth seeing it?

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